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Now healthy, Polanco ready to resume rise

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:14:28 EDT

If Gregory Polanco needs to help carry his Pirates teammates this season, he should have fresh enough legs to do it.



Hurdle: Frazier to see more time in LF in spring

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 14:40:37 EDT

Adam Frazier will see extra reps in left field for the Pirates to start the spring. With manager Clint Hurdle announcing that Gregory Polanco will be used exclusively in right and Starling Marte in center, the competition is on to fill the left-field spot. Frazier was among the players that Hurdle said would see increased time in left once Grapefruit League games start.



Bullpen race wide open in Bucs camp

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:19:35 EDT

Less than a week into Spring Training, the Pirates' rotation is all but officially set. They have one open spot in their outfield. They might have to make a tough decision or two as they fill out their bench. But what about their bullpen? That race looks to be wide open.



Marte ready to return to center in 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 19:41:24 EDT

It was only a year ago the Pirates realigned their outfield and put Starling Marte in center, a 13-game experiment that ended with his 80-game suspension following a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. When he returned, he did so as Pittsburgh's left fielder.



Osuna continuing 3B work at Pirates camp

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:27:06 EDT

For most of his professional career, baseball season never ended for Jose Osuna. He went from Spring Training to the Minor Leagues to winter ball right back to Spring Training. So when Osuna returned home to Venezuela last October, he rested. For all of a month or so.



Hurdle says Pirates 'here to win games'

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:54:49 EDT

Much of the conversation around the Pirates over the last month has been about what they lost, not what remains -- about a roster without Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, a projected payroll cut by at least $15 million and a team with seemingly little chance to contend in the National League Central Division.



Rodriguez arrives healthy after offseason work

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:17:27 EDT

Late last September, Sean Rodriguez stood in front of his locker with his arms tucked at his sides, his hands in front of him and both palms facing up. He moved his hands apart, with his right forearm rotating close to 90 degrees but his left arm stopping short of that. Rodriguez was healthy enough to play, but his surgically repaired left shoulder was never at full strength last year.



Pirates' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:56:17 EDT

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Top 20 players who will shape NL Central race

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:00 EDT

These aren't necessarily the best players in the division, but they're the ones whose 2018 performance will be most vital to their teams' success this season, and seasons moving forward.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:19:46 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Pirates depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Please enjoy Taillon throwing to Bryce Harper

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:39:33 EDT

Please enjoy Taillon throwing to Bryce Harper



Cervelli ready to lead new-look Pirates ahead

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:42:24 EDT

Francisco Cervelli felt the same initial sadness most of Pittsburgh experienced after seeing Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole traded last month. Cervelli called McCutchen "the king of Pittsburgh" and said Cole had the "best arm I've ever seen in my life."



Bucs trio set for spring outfield competition

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:15:00 EDT

Whoever fills the void in the Pirates' outfield won't be asked to replace Andrew McCutchen. For one, it's not possible to supplant the former face of the franchise who was also, by most metrics, Pittsburgh's most productive hitter a year ago.



Pirates entering new era as camp begins

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:13:50 EDT

Spring Training is about starting anew. It's a fresh start, a new chapter, a clean slate -- a welcome cliché. But it's particularly true for the 2018 Pirates: This spring will be a season of change.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:15:18 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Parker thrived, entertained over great career

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 21:57:24 EDT

Dave Parker was one of baseball's most talented and entertaining players during his 19-year big league career, which began with the Pirates in 1973.



Mother of Pirates' Diaz rescued in Venezuela

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:00:41 EDT

The mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz is safe, as Venezuelan authorities said police rescued her three days after she was kidnapped.



Unproven Pirates 'pen offers ton of upside

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 13:54:25 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the final part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Last but not least: the bullpen.



Projecting Pirates' 25-man Opening Day roster

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:34:00 EDT

In a radio interview last month, manager Clint Hurdle began looking forward to what he called "a new era of Pirates baseball." He wasn't exaggerating.



Bucs, Nava agree to Minor League deal

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:54:31 EDT

The Pirates added a veteran bat to their outfield mix, finalizing a Minor League contract with Daniel Nava on Friday. Nava's deal includes an invitation to Spring Training.



McKenry returns as Bucs broadcaster

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 11:16:00 EDT

"The Fort" is coming back to Pittsburgh. Michael McKenry, the former catcher who spent parts of seven seasons in the Majors, will join AT&T SportsNet's Pirates broadcast team during the 2018 season as a pregame and postgame studio analyst. McKenry, 32, is effectively replacing longtime Pirates pitcher and broadcaster Kent Tekulve, who retired from his television duties at the end of last season.



Bucs boast talented but inexperienced rotation

Thu, 8 Feb 2018 17:44:06 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the seventh part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: the starting rotation.



Musgrove headlines young group of newcomers

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:32:52 EDT

This Spring Training will not be without intrigue for the Pirates. As they transition from one core to another, the Bucs are excited to see this young group -- including six players who are new to the organization -- come together and hopefully form the foundation of Pittsburgh's next postseason team.



Hole to fill in outfield in post-McCutchen era

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 17:54:05 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the sixth part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: the outfield.



Acclaimed director to make Clemente biopic

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:36:30 EDT

Acclaimed director to make Clemente biopic



Pirates aiming to surprise competition in '18

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:40:31 EDT

The Pirates' vision -- before, during and since their three-year run of success that began in 2013 -- has been a window-less existence, a steady run in which they compete every season, never pushing all the way in or pulling all the way out. But their window closed with consecutive losing seasons, so they chose to trade franchise cornerstones Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole. Now, they're "retooling" -- not rebuilding, they insist -- their roster around a young core.



Newcomer Moran gets first crack at hot corner

Sat, 3 Feb 2018 14:05:23 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the fifth part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: third base.



Steady Mercer brings stability to shortstop

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:12:42 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the fourth part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: shortstop.



Bucs have second-base depth behind Harrison

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 13:02:41 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the third part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: second base.



Bucs announce new military jersey, cap for '18

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 17:19:55 EDT

The Pittsburgh Pirates unveiled today their new Thursday home alternate jerseys and caps for the 2018 season to be worn as part of the team's Military Appreciation Program.



Bucs acquire lefty Smoker in trade with Mets

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:39:21 EDT

The Pirates picked up another left-handed relief option on Wednesday, acquiring Josh Smoker from the Mets in exchange for lefty Daniel Zamora and cash considerations.



Inbox: Who is ideal return if Bucs trade J-Hay?

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:46:47 EDT

If the Pirates were to trade Josh Harrison to the Mets, besides Brandon Nimmo, who would the Pirates want in return? Beat reporter Adam Berry responds to this question and more in the Inbox.



Bucs in good shape with Bell manning first

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:32:06 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the second part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. Next up: first base.



Pirates' Hayes knocking on door of Top 100

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 22:55:12 EDT

Putting together MLB Pipeline's Top 100 Prospects list is a team effort. Needless to say, there isn't 100 percent agreement right out of the gate and, as a result, some favorites who might be on an individual list don't make the final 100.



Taillon fights against bullying at X Games

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:24:20 EDT

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon took a break from his offseason routine over the weekend to stop by the 2018 X Games in Aspen, Colo. The 26-year-old right-hander was representing Major League Baseball on behalf of the Shred Hate bullying-prevention initiative.



Pirates relying on Cervelli to stay healthy in '18

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:05:22 EDT

With Spring Training approaching, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' roster. This is the first part of a series checking in on their current and future options at each position. First up: catcher.



Keller leads Pirates' trio in Pipeline's Top 100

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:00:48 EDT

The Pirates' top three prospects remained on MLB Pipeline's list of baseball's Top 100 Prospects, which was unveiled Saturday night.



Pirates reliever Turley suspended 80 games

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 19:00:00 EDT

Pirates left-hander Nik Turley on Saturday received an 80-game suspension without pay for a violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Turley tested positive for Ipamorelin, a performance-enhancing substance.



NL Central gets tougher for young Pirates

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:58:07 EDT

While they've dealt away Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole for younger players, the Pirates' competition continues to reload. The Bucs finished in fourth place in the National League Central last year, so they already faced an uphill climb. It's only grown steeper.



Inbox: Could the Bucs have kept Cutch, Cole?

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 18:05:44 EDT

Why didn't the Pirates keep Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole and add to the team instead? Beat reporter Adam Berry tackles this and more in the latest Pirates Inbox.



Moran aiming for everyday role with Bucs

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 18:47:05 EDT

Two years ago, Colin Moran lost his swing. His first stint with the Astros in May 2016 was a two-week struggle to hold his own against Major League pitching. Then he was back in the Minors, looking for answers.



Bonds climbs, still short of Hall of Fame

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 19:45:38 EDT

Barry Bonds took another small step forward in this year's Hall of Fame voting, but he still hasn't reached Cooperstown.



Cutch pens heartfelt letter to Pirates fans

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:29:43 EDT

A trade moved Andrew McCutchen's career out of Pittsburgh, but the former face of the franchise made it clear that the move didn't take Pittsburgh out of his heart and mind.



Newcomers, prospects among Bucs' NRIs

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:49:09 EDT

Two new outfielders and a trio of highly regarded infield prospects highlight the Pirates' list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training, which the club announced Monday morning.



Kramer rounds out Top 10 on 2B prospect list

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:00:56 EDT

Since the day he was drafted in 2015, Kevin Kramer consistently hit for average and constantly got on base. The only thing missing, it seemed, was power.



Hurdle excited for 'new era of Pirates baseball'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:03:13 EDT

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn't going to try to tell anyone how they should react to his club trading Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole -- not even Pirates fans or players.